SpaceWire Lab Cables

STAR-Dundee’s SpaceWire Lab Cables are compatible with the SpaceWire Standard, but are a lighter and more flexible alternative to flight-qualified cables. Captive jack screws allow the connector to be mated before fully screwing the jacks, making them easy to connect / disconnect and ideal for lab use. The Lab Cables have similar electrical properties to flight-cables and 360 degree termination. They are available in lengths of 0.5m, 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, and 10m. A screwdriver for the connectors is provided with the cables. More information, including pin out diagrams, are in the datasheet below.


Product Features

  • Compatible with the SpaceWire Standard

  • Lightweight, flexible, less expensive alternative to flight cables

  • Captive jack screws for easy mating of connectors

  • 360 degree termination

  • Available in the following lengths:

    • 0.5m
    • 1m
    • 2m
    • 3m
    • 5m
    • 10m

Technical Specs

  • Part Numbers
  • Differential Impedance
    • 100 Ohms Nominal @TDR

  • Mutual Capacitance
    • 14 pF/ft Nominal

  • Velocity of Propagation
    • 71% Nominal

  • Conductor DC Resistance
    • 0.064 Ohms/ft Nominal at 20°C

  • Temperature Range
    • -10°C to 80°C